Ranch and Corral with Big Beauty Horse and Lassie for “Barbie”

This wasn’t made for specifically “Barbie” but for 11 1/2 dolls in general.

Ranch and Corral Set with Big Beauty Horse and Lassie from 1977
Ranch and Corral Set with Big Beauty Horse and Lassie from 1977

I can see the potential for this to be someone’s cherished toy from the 70s.  The typical fold up case style from most toys sets during the time would make this an easy play set to take anywhere.

At first I mused that Barbie would only be able to ride side saddle as her legs would not bend at the right locations. But the ad says that the horse is designed to accommodate that issue. (I am guessing that means skinny horse in the middle!)

The other thing I noticed is the way the dog is sized in the picture. If you read the ad it says the dog is 6″ tall and 10″ long. That would make the dog over half as tall as Barbie and length wise only 1 1/2″ shorter than Barbie. It would also be as half as tall as the horse and almost as long! Sneaky aren’t they…

Suntan Tuesday Taylor from 1977

It looks like Ideal was trying to capture some of the Barbie market with this doll Suntan Tuesday Taylor.

 

Suntan Tuesday Taylor from 1977
Suntan Tuesday Taylor from 1977

This ad features Tuesday Taylor’s Rustic Lake House, Volkswagen Camper, Summer Vacation House and the Winter Home. Just like Barbie she seems to own a lot of real estate. Yet she chooses a Volkswagen for her mode of transportation instead of a pink Porsche. Rich, tan but yet economical.

 

Barbie Beauty Center from 1972

Hello everyone! I had to take a hiatus from blogging last week so that I could keep up with the work flow at the office. Not that I blog while working (lol), but I do 90 percent of my updating during lunch. I needed that time for other things last week.

We had a visitor stop by the blog and was talking about some of her toys and she had mentioned a beauty center. I am going to see if I can find the one she talked about but I haven’t posted any beauty centers period so I wanted to start with this one.

Barbie Beauty Center from 1972
Barbie Beauty Center from 1972

The thing that looked odd to me (granted this is only 1972) is that Barbie has a 60s look to her.

Barbie 3 Story Townhouse

Holy cow! You must have it all when your townhouse comes with an elevator. 🙂

Barbie 3 Story Townhouse 1977
Barbie 3 Story Townhouse 1977

Though it looks to me that the rooms are not as spacious as the ad would proclaim, this play set is still huge, coming in at a whopping 3 1/2′ tall.

With all the talk about Barbie’s figure and it’s influence on our children, maybe we should look at her wealth! I demand equal play sets. Where is the Barbie 1 room apartment that comes with a rusted out pinto! lol

Barbie Room Fulls

Barbie Dream House too expensive? No problem, buy one room at a time!

Barbie Room Fulls from 1975
Barbie Room Fulls from 1975

You can choose from the Living Room, Country Kitchen, Studio Bedroom, or the Vanity and Shower set. As an added bonus you can throw in some generic luggage for $2.69!

Barbie Takes to the Skies

It seems that one of Barbie’s 326 jobs, that she has had in her life time, was being a stewardess.

This is the airplane Friend Ship. Catchy name eh? I do like seeing how well the clothing and luggage is stored in the back of the plane. Like that would really happen lol.

Barbie's Friend Ship Airplane Play Set from 1974
Barbie's Friend Ship Airplane Play Set from 1974

 

Barbie Dream Boat from 1975

My apologies for the late comment response and few posts last week. Seems like whenever I am gone for a week, the following week is a whirlwind.  I am excited to say, that yesterday, I picked up an electric guitar which was one of my goals for this year for learning something new. Enough of that… on to the 70s.

We are starting the week off with the Barbie Dream Boat. Barbie has it all, doesn’t she?  This boat was huge! At 4′ feet long that would about the same size as your child! Where on earth did our parents find places to put all of these large play sets.

Barbie Dream Boat from 1975
Barbie Dream Boat from 1975

I have noticed a lot of the toys in the 70s folded into convenient carrying cases. One of our army men play sets did the same thing. That was one of the toys we were allowed to take when we went some where because it was so hassle free. Is it the same way still these days?